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    More Info Drought in East Africa These Landsat images show Kenya s Masai Mara Reserve on December 4 1994 a year with normal rainfall and November 27 2009 a year when the rains failed and a severe drought overtook the land The More Info Effects of artificial lighting along a beach on loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta Example of artificial lighting along a beach Artificial lights inhibit the reproduction of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta in two ways First adult females tend to avoid laying their eggs More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Bi Effects of frost on wildflowers an unexpected consequence of climate change resource group A collection of slides about the effects of frost on Colorado wildflowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory RMBL RMBL is a high altitude field research station at 9 500 feet in the More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Ef Effects of frost on wildflowers an unexpected consequence of climate change image 01 of 22 A view of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory a high altitude field research station at 9 500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains RMBL has supported field work since it was founded in 1928 More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Ef Effects of frost on wildflowers an unexpected consequence of climate change image 02 of 22 An example of a late spring frost and snow event at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory RMBL at 9 500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains This photograph was taken on 13 June 2001 when the More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Ef Effects of frost on wildflowers an unexpected consequence of climate change

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    Acropora a taxa that is dominant in shallow coral reefs of the Indo Pacific region and highly suspectible to bleac The scleractinian coral genus Acropora is a competitively dominant species in shallow coral reefs of the Indo Pacific It is highly susceptible to bleaching which is thought to be primarily caused More Info An adult snow petrel Pagodroma nivea roosts on its nest among boulders in Antarctica The population dynamics of the snow petrel Pagodroma nivea were studied over 40 years in order for scientists to better understand the sensitivity of the petrel s population growth rate to More Info Changes in Lake Ice Ecosystem Response to Global Change This TIEE Data Set presents long term data on changes in dates of ice cover in three Wisconsin lakes Global temperatures have increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit during the last century most More Info Climate Change Food and Sharing among the Iñupiat of Wainwright Alaska Part 1 of 2 This video accompanies a case study that examines the implications of climate change for the Iñupiat community of Wainwright Alaska Specifically it addresses Iñupiat relations with agviq the More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F46 22C Climate Change Food and Sharing among the Iñupiat of Wainwright Alaska Part 2 of 2 Case study This case study examines the implications of climate change for the Iñupiat community of Wainwright Alaska Specifically it addresses Iñupiat relations with agviq the bowhead whale Balaena More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F46 22C Cooperative Learning Exercises in Ecology for Undergraduates This article details the importance of cooperative learning exercises It provides examples of two exercises One involves assessing climatic change and the other explores the impact of mutualisms More Info Drought in East Africa

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    Lake Christina MN ca early 1980s An aerial view of Lake Christina MN during turbid state ca early 1980s Pelican Lake immediately downstream is visible on lower right The effects of turbid water discharging from Lake More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22La An intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California The intertidal community off South Diablo Point in central California was impacted by a thermal discharge from a power generation station into Diablo Cove Diablo Rock is visible in the background of More Info Biodiversity Responses across a Gradient of Human Influence To investigate how species communities and habitats change over the rural urban or pristine to human dominated gradient students conduct a series of biological inventories field measurements More Info Ecology of Disturbance In this Issue students will examine published data that address the ecological consequences of environmental disturbance Disturbance is a useful topic in the teaching of ecology and about disputes More Info Eucalyptus trees Eucalyptus largiflorens killed by prolonged flooding of the Menindee Lakes to create storage reservoirs A photo of the Menindee Lakes in arid Australia depicts floodplain eucalyptus trees Eucalyptus largiflorens that were killed by

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    the Willamette River has More Info Agapostemon sweat bee As global food demand increases farmers are increasingly relying on single managed bee species often honey bees to pollinate their crops However honey bees are not the best pollinators for all More Info Biodiversity Responses across a Gradient of Human Influence To investigate how species communities and habitats change over the rural urban or pristine to human dominated gradient students conduct a series of biological inventories field measurements More Info Follow the Water This short film includes interviews with water researchers and presents basic concepts of hydrologic cycle Water has many roles in the landscape sculptor solvent for minerals a vector of More Info Issues in Ecology Issue 08 Effects of Aquaculture on World Fish Supply This report discusses the negative and positive aspects of aquaculture as an alternative to harvesting wild stocks of fish The report defines aquaculture and describes its recent growth as well as More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Issues in Ecology Issue 09 Water in a Changing World This report illustrates the disruption of the global water cycle as a result of human activities The global hydrological cycle s surface and ground water processes are detailed The global More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 Issues in Ecology Issue 10 Sustaining Healthy Freshwater Ecosystems This report addresses the conservation of freshwater ecosystems within the United States A comparison of the pre settlement and current conditions of U S freshwater resources is provided More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 NCEP Exercise Thirsty metropolis A Case Study of New York City s Drinking Water This case study is divided into two parts to explore the

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    River showing an invasive reed Phragmites australis and two species of native grasses Spartina spp In this oblique aerial view of Hog Island in the Mullica River a common reed Phragmites australis in green is visible P australis was first observed spreading rapidly on upper Hog Island in More Info Effects of multiple invasive species in experimental aquatic communities In this exercise students first work in small groups to collect background information on what mosquitofish and bullfrogs consume and then modify a food web based on that knowledge Students then More Info Issues in Ecology Issue 05 Biotic Invasions This report is an introduction to exotic species invasions An exotic species becomes invasive when it proliferates unchecked across the region in which it was introduced The transformation from More Info http www esa org ecoed index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y F1 NCEP Exercise Invasive Species and Mechanisms of Invasions In this exercise students gain hands on experience by conducting observations in the field In groups students identify and record all the plants found in a sample plot Using pooled data from the More Info Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 5c of 7 Unleashing problem solvers from assessment to designing research Can transgenes be kept on a leash ask Marvier and Van Acker in the attached review article No they answer the movement of transgenes beyond their intended destination is a virtual More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch Q Y FK 22Pa Pathways to Scientific Teaching Chapter 7a of 7 Bridging the pathway from instruction to research The Pathways articles to date were intended to engage faculty in teaching learning and assessment especially in large enrollment courses The challenge for many faculty who have changed their More Info http ecoed esa org index php P AdvancedSearch

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  • PlantEdDL - A Bird’s Eye View of Changing Landscapes: Using Google Earth to Explore Changing Landscapes
    landscape change and predict potential impacts on ecological communities This lesson was developed as part of the NSF funded Crossing Boundaries project Format doc Resource Group This lesson was developed as part of the NSF funded Crossing Boundaries project Additional biodiversity related curricular resources are available at http crossingboundaries org Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Secondary resource type laboratory exercise Dataset Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Landscapes and larger scales Spatial heterogeneity and connectivity Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Human population growth and consumption Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords Landscape Change human impact deforestation agriculture population growth Audience Undergraduate upper division 15 16 Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Grades 9 12 Grades 6 8 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description By analyzing patterns in current and historical satellite images from locations around the world students explore various types of landscape change and predict potential impacts on ecological communities Primary Author Controlled Name Jim MaKinster Primary Author Affiliation Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Professor of Science Education Primary Author email makinster hws edu Secondary Author Name s Courtney Wilson Secondary Author

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  • PlantEdDL - A Curriculum Guide to Confronting Climate Change in California
    are contributing to rising global temperatures and a changing climate Without a reduction in these emissions the Earth s surface temperature is predicted to rise 2 5 to 10 4 F between 1990 and 2100 during the lifetime of today s students Such an increase is likely to have dramatic impacts upon human society It will be up to today s students to make many of the crucial decisions on how human society will meet the climate change challenge It is our responsibility to ensure that future generations are prepared Format pdf Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords California climate change global warming curriculum guide carbon carbon dioxide Audience Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description A series of classroom activities to address the likely impacts of climate change It is designed to be used with the ESA UCS report Confronting Climate Change in California Educators are encouraged to select and modify the activities in accordance with their curricular needs Primary Author Controlled Name

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  • PlantEdDL - A Curriculum Guide to Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region
    global temperatures and a changing climate Without a reduction in these emissions the Earth s surface temperature is predicted to rise 2 5 to 10 4 F between 1990 and 2100 during the lifetime of todays students Such an increase is likely to have dramatic impacts upon human society It will be up to todays students to make many of the crucial decisions on how human society will meet the climate change challenge It is our responsibility to ensure that future generations are prepared Format pdf Primary or BEN resource type Assignment activity non laboratory Discipline Specific Core Concepts Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Climate change Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Agriculture and resource harvesting Ecological Core Concepts Human impacts Life science discipline subject Ecology Keywords Gulf Coast climate change global warming gas emissions curriculum guide carbon dioxide carbon Audience Undergraduate lower division 13 14 Intended End User Role Teacher Language English Educational Language English Pedagogical Use Description This curriculum guide provides activities to illustrate the findings of the report by ESA UCS Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region The curriculum guide should be adapted by teachers and others addressing climate change in that region according to curricular

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